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2018/5779 Canadian Yoshon Update #1

Date: October 3, 2018

The Yoshon cutoff dates for the following products are as follows:

Robin Hood, Five Roses & Selections Flours


Date Code1

Plant Code









All Purpose Flour - retail pack only




Cake and Pastry Flour only- Still Yoshon




Yoshon  until  end of Oct





1These numbers or lower are yoshon. Isolate the plant code from the full code that is printed on the bag and then find the year and date codes.

Flour - (COR 142) - code of 8261 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285)  - Regular- still Yoshon. Organic - still yoshon.

Any flour with a ‘PH ‘ in the code incl. Great Plains, Compliment and other brand names – If the number after PH in the code is ‘7’ a BB date of 2019 SE 18 or earlier. If the number is ’2’ a BB date of 2019 SE 28 or earlier.

Alternative coding; 8 261 7 or lower, 8 271 2 or lower.

Bakers Hood , Sunspun  (COR323) - If the plant code is ‘MT’- a date code of     8 262 or lower. If the plant code is ‘SK’- a date code of 8 235 or lower.

PC and No Name Flour -all flour except organic. If the Best Before date includes:

“PFM” use the same code as COR 285 flour. “PH” (0)7 or “PH” (0)2 use the codes noted above for “PH”.  “AD” a Best Before of 2019 SE 25 or earlier. “AD” Whole Wheat,  Best Before of 2019 MR 25 or earlier. Organic flour is still yoshon.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats - still yoshon.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

All products containing oats and/or oat bran - date code of 0819P8 or earlier (Family Size will have a ‘TV’ code instead of ‘P’).

Costco Pack – last four digits of the Best Before coding of 8231 or lower (ignore the other codes, i.e. 2018 AU19 4BI09H  8231).

Wheat Bran - still yoshon.

A.J. Pancake Mixes (all types) – still yoshon.

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.

General Mills

Cheerios (all types that contain oats) - Best Before 22 SEP 2019 or earlier.

Nature Valley Granola bars – If the product contains a “CO” in the code, a Best Before date of 11 SEP 2019  (in variety packs you have to check the date on each bar, not the date printed on the exterior box).

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.


Weetabix (regular and organic) still yoshon.

Alpen – still yoshon.

Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - still yoshon.

Post Cereals (COR 114) - Shredded Wheat, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat - Regular, Honey Toasted, Cinnamon and Wheat ‘n Bran, Light Wheat Squares are always yoshon.

Shreddies - Regular, Honey, and Maple flavours, Dark Wheat Squares and 100% Bran still yoshon.

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Special K - products are still yoshon.

Corn Pops – are yoshon (oat flour is not a yoshon concern).

Froot Loops – still yoshon.

Presidents Choice (COR 123 or 1)

Fruity O’s - still yoshon 

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s - Best Before 2019 SEP 16 or earlier.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond  - still yoshon.

Loads of Raisins Raisin Bran, Woven Wheat Squares, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes – still yoshon

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s – still yoshon.

Fibre First, Bran Flakes and Fibre Plus Bran Flakes  - still yoshon.

Crunchy Whole Grain with Almond - still yoshon.

PC Organics- Wheat Squares and Raisin Bran – still yoshon.

Compliments (COR 313)

Balance Wheat Squares, Bran Flakes & Very High Fibre Bran - still yoshon.

Barley – chodosh may be in the stores.

Kolbo - has yoshon barley and flour.

Kosher City -flour and barley repacked by Kosher City is currently yoshon.

Savours - has yoshon barley and flour.

PC Blue Menu Barley - Pearl barley  - Best Before 2020 SEP 5 or earlier.         

Pot barley – still yoshon.

Quik Kook Barley - Any barley with a code of 8763 or higher may be chodosh.

NuPak Barley – still yoshon.


Primo, COR 78 - still yoshon.

Italpasta  - still yoshon (end of Oct.).

All other pasta with a COR 136 –same codes  as Italpasta.

Unico – use same coding as for Primo.

PC/No Name Pasta (COR 1) - use same codes as Italpasta.

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235) - Regular (white) pasta – still yoshon.  Smart, Egg and Vegetable pasta – still yoshon.  Whole Wheat is still yoshon.

Grisspasta- still yoshon (end of Oct.).

Ferenez /Mama (MK) - products will remain yoshon.

Pita Bros  and Holyland Pita - will remain yoshon.

Wraps (COR 722)- If there is an ‘S’ following the code – still yoshon..  If there is a ‘W’, a code of 8269 or lower is yoshon.

Lenchner’s - will remain yoshon.

Uri Pastries - will remain yoshon.

Maison Puff Pastry (COR 571) - will remain yoshon.

Local establishments - A detailed list will be forthcoming.


This update is not complete; however, due to the time sensitive nature of the changeover dates contained within, it is being issued now.

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